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IBM Reviews

Updated 10 Dec 2019

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3.7
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IBM CEO Virginia Rometty
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  1. Featured Review

    "Process driven"

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    Former Employee - Integration Architect in Wellington, Wellington
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ibm is heavily process driven if you like structure

    Cons

    Lack of social life, no coffee or tea

    IBM2019-06-19
  2. "Good internship"

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    Software Engineer(Internship) in Auckland, Auckland

    I worked at IBM for less than a year

    Pros

    Was a good experience to have

    Cons

    Not really any obvious cons

    IBM2019-01-07
  3. "solution architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, value employee input, modern, growing

    Cons

    Slow career progress and uncertainty around global goals

    IBM2019-11-06
  4. "WebSphere Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Great solution and support team.

    Cons

    Cadence limitations and reporting lines

    Advice to Management

    Limit the number of management layers

    IBM2019-11-04
  5. "Great culture, but work life balance needs to improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IBM full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good flexible working arrangements. Management in New Zealand is keen to improve working conditions. Great office and location.

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging at times.

    IBM2019-10-09
  6. "A business machine and not much more"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mix of technologies and multicultural teams Free access to great internal training

    Cons

    Too many processes ( I ended up having to use 3 tools just to clock the time spent on daily tasks) Lots of people, big teams but only a few actually do some real work Not sure if they should swap Business by Bureaucratic

    IBM2019-09-08
  7. "Great Company to work with but senior management is the problem"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Salary and other benefits

    Cons

    Management is a core problem and they keep replacing people who work at ground level. When it comes to the promotions, there are most of the managers who are not fair with therir employees and promotions their favourites only and not who deserves it.

    IBM2019-07-20
  8. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    work and life balance is good

    Cons

    lack of opportunity for technical

    IBM2019-04-19
  9. "You are just a resource no matter what the company tells you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IBM full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the technology, they usually provide trainings.

    Cons

    You are just a resource. Thats it.

    IBM2019-03-23
  10. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IBM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good place to work with highly knowledgeable distinguish engineers

    Cons

    No cons, it depend on individual, one owes one career

    IBM2019-02-19
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